Jules de Grandin

Seabury Quinn's tales of Jules de Grandin were amongst the most popular to appear in Weird Tales magazine, with over 90 episodes appearing between 1926 and 1938. The stories were notable not only for their supernatural overtones, but also for strong elements of sadistic violence, misogynistic torture and cruelty, negative racial profiling, and frequent scenes of female nudity.

In fact, Quinn was sure to include at least one scene of a naked girl under duress in every piece, so that resident cover artist Margaret Brundage was provided with suitably lurid visual material. As relics from a less enlightened age, Quinn's stories can only now be read at face value, and by doing so the reader will enter a weird, sexually perverse world of murder, mayhem, and machine-gun diplomacy.

Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . gruesomely effective, and purists who object to detective stories with paranormal elements will find that the moment each story crosses the border to the supernatural raises genuine shivers.--Kirkus Reviews

"Connoisseurs of pulp adventure . . . will be delighted."--Publishers Weekly

A collection of wonderfully fun mashups. Seabury Quinn's stories are bloody and action-packed, with the sort of shameless, disreputable charm that characterizes the best of the pulps. Even if there's little that's truly original in his work, his clever assortment of monsters and occult menaces make for tremendously entertaining stories. His admirers have every reason to be thrilled with these comprehensive new collections, and the writer will find new fans among those who enjoy truly weird horror.--Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

 

The Devil's Rosary, Volume 2: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey.

The Horror on the Links, Volume 1: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Horror on the Links" (1925) to "The Chapel of Mystic Horror" (1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.

 

Selected Titles:

SeriesYearTitleTags

0 The Best of Jules de Grandin
0 The Devil's Bride: Mysteries of Jules de Gandin
01929 The Devil's Rosary, Volume 2: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin
11925 The Horror on the Links, Volume 1: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin
31931 The Dark Angel, Volume 3: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin
41933 A Rival from the Grave, Volume 4: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin
51938 Black Moon, Volume 5: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin